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Rain Bar, Manchester

80 Great Bridgewater Street
M1 5JG
Phone: 01612356500
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Brainy Pool left this review about Rain Bar

after an afternoon session in the Britons Protection I strolled down to tick this one off. Needless to say it paled in comparison, a pretty standard corporate pub/restaurant with little to recommend it beyond the rather nice canalside location - plenty of tables and chairs at the back. Lees Bitter, Session and MPA on cask at city centre prices. Clientele a few after work drinkers, students and a dining family.

On 27th March 2024 - rating: 5
[User has posted 1058 recommendations about 1023 pubs]

Ian Mapp left this review about Rain Bar

JW Lees modern pub - which I always thought looked like a "fun pub" from the outside and was never tempted to try, over the Pev on the opposite side of the road.

Its actually a decent boozer - with lots of wood, booths and an upstairs bar - where there was a function running on our Saturday afternoon visit. The real selling point, in the summer, would be the excellent beer garden overlooking the Rochdale Canal.

JW Lees Bitter in fine condition, as you would expect. Cask Marque accredited.

On 29th January 2024 - rating: 7
[User has posted 1337 recommendations about 1323 pubs]

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Steve C left this review about Rain Bar

I visited Rain Bar on Tuesday evening last week when the pub was reasonably quiet. There are three steps up to the entrance and to the left is a small seating room with fireplace, that was not on. To the right of the entrance is the main seating area with a U-shaped bar projecting from the right hand wall. Along the front windows are high tables and along the rear are standard tables. In the front left corner is a sunken snug and some stairs leading up were roped off. The toilets are located downstairs. The bar supports four handpumps, one was unused and the other three were drawing JW Lees ales. There are also standard and premium keg selections. I decided to eat so ordered a large fish and chips with my pint, which came to just over £17. The food was very disappointing and definitely not worth the money.
Out the back is a canal side beer garden that I imagine is very popular during the summer months. I found the service to be friendly and the atmosphere was OK for a city centre pub on a week night, so I would return for another beer, but I’ll certainly not be eating here again.

On 15th February 2022 - rating: 5
[User has posted 5228 recommendations about 5196 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Manchester Oxford Road, 0.3 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Deansgate, 0.34 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Manchester Piccadilly, 0.8 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Rain Bar, Manchester
27th Mar 2024, 09:52
Review submitted by Brainy Pool
15th Mar 2024, 21:10
Picture submitted by paulof horsham approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 March 2024 by paulof horsham
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 15 March 2024 by paulof horsham
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 11 March 2024 by paulof horsham
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Twitter - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 August 2013 by David McNally
  • Micropub : No last updated 11 March 2024 by paulof horsham
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 07 August 2013 by David McNally
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